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Just Six Souls, by Carrie Tiffany

Episode 3 of 5

Federay Holmes reads Carrie Tiffany's story Just Six Souls, which explores the warm and supportive friendship of two women living in small town Australia.

A series of short stories by leading authors writing in English from around the Commonwealth. Being broadcast across this week, the series features work from Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia, Jamaica and Uganda.

In "Just Six Souls", Carrie Tiffany explores the warm and supportive friendship of two women living in small town Australia; earth mother Ruth, and Sally, a nurse on maternity leave.

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in the Red Centre and now lives in Melbourne, where she works as an agricultural journalist.

Her first novel, "Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living" (2005) was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Her second novel, "Mateship with Birds" (2012) was also short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and won the inaugural Stella Prize, a major literary award celebrating Australian women's writing.

Reader, Federay Holmes
Writer, Carrie Tiffany
Studio Producer, Allegra McIlroy
Producer, Kirsteen Cameron.

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